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JustWorried

drinking after someone and oral herpes

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JustWorried

Last week I drank after my friend (via straw if it matters) and a couple days after he found out by a doc that he has oral herpes, and as of like 4 days ago my throat has been red and bothering me, not like sore but kinda tendered and seems to be a lil tighter than normal..... could i have oral herpes? i don't have any sores that i can see and i've never had a cold sore before....cus that was like the first time i've ever drank after anyone ...... :(

so i went to the doc for a sore throat and he gave me meds for a sore throat, and i mention herpes and he said it wasn't it and the test are 300 dollars, but now im starting to get a couple of bumps on my upper lip...how can i tell if its herpes, zits, or ingrown hairs i also have what looks like a black head right on the edge of my lip...id usually just pop these if ive had them before but now im worried... worried that ill never have a second kiss (i've one had one kiss) without passing it on or pass it on to some other part of my body if i do have it. :cry: :cry: I'm pretty much freaking out, I've read tons of sights and i still dunno what too think! help?!

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curecomingverysoon

Okay, take a deep breath. This isn't that bad. The odds are pretty good that you might have it already and it's just never expressed itself as a cold sore -- 50% of people have the HSV-1 virus (which typically causes cold sores) before they hit the age of 10. Cold sores don't have a stigma to them and they're not bad for your health, really, so you should be fine, even if on the VERY slight chance you did contract it from sharing a drink.

Don't stress, it's not that big of a deal. Just don't kiss or engage in oral sex if you have it and when you have an outbreak.

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JustWorried

really? i dunno if i would have gotten it before 10, i never went to pre-k or anything like that, and I'm mildly germ-a-phobic since i was little, so i never ate or drank after anyone, i didn't even let any of my family kiss me near my face....:confused:

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JustWorried

Can i put like cover-up or anything on them if they're cold sores, cus i used to pop them (since i tought they were pimples and i dunno about these) and they heal up in a day, cus i need them to at least not be seen by tuesday morning, cus i have a modeling gig, and none wants a model with sores on his face...

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curecomingverysoon

Cover-up is fine. Popping is fine too but pretty pointless if it's a cold sore, it will just cause an ugly red blotch. And even if you have a modelling gig, I'm sure they can airbrush them out in the final product. Lots of models probably get them.

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JustWorried

i thought that if u popped them they would spread easier, but even if there not popped, i mean just like they are now, how easy can they spread...do i need to be worried about touching my lip in my sleep and then my junk or eyes (ya my fam says i do, do this alot in my sleep) or worried about sweat from my face running down my body or anything like that?! :confused:

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JustWorried

Wait, hold up! do you mean, like ever? :(

Don't stress, it's not that big of a deal. Just don't kiss or engage in oral sex if you have it and when you have an outbreak.

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unsure to be sure

just worried,

I think cure coming very soon meant don't kiss or engage in oral sex when you have a sore IF you have it.

No worries ok?:)

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just worried,

I think cure coming very soon meant don't kiss or engage in oral sex when you have a sore IF you have it.

No worries ok?:)

Yes, that's what I meant! Don't panic. Sorry if I was unclear.

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